Ask a project manager and they’ll perhaps be in the best position to tell you about just how different the various industries they’ve worked in are. Each industry poses its very own set of challenges, some of which can appear to be unique to each situation, let alone the entire industry.
For all the different challenges each industry has however, the one thing project managers across the board agree on is the need for some go-to solutions providers for certain requirements such as hiring customised vehicles.
Bridging the divide
Ultimately, high-end vehicles aid in the process of bridging the divide between the core requirements of a business and the specific needs of certain projects and specialist work. This can range from the addition of beacons and temporary branding that ensure compliance with the working site, to tow-bars for pulling generators, etc.
In areas such as traffic management amongst others, needs can vary significantly and are often very specific in their nature – a customer may require a drop-side for example, but may also need H-frames, LED lights, chapter 8 livery, and fall-and-rest rails, all the way to health and safety equipment such as hand-wash units.
Adding all of these to an owned vehicle to create a high-end upgrade can prove expensive and, when spread across an entire fleet, the outlay may even outweigh the benefit of taking on a contract or project requiring the semi-cap.
Regardless of the customer’s specific requirements, Northgate works out a rate that suits the customer, with no upfront cost and a range of benefits which provide peace of mind.
As well as having a fully maintained vehicle through an all-inclusive service, maintenance and repair offering, downtime is minimised; when the vehicle goes off the road, work is able to be carried out via a nationwide network of wholly owned and warranty approved workshops.
For fleet managers, it helps to take away a degree of pain by enabling them to pre-plan right at the start of a new contract and not incur new costs until the contract commences, which would usually be a major cost burden.
A project manager’s dream
Northgate helps to remove the hassle, with a dedicated team that can be consulted about requirements beforehand and answer questions about anything from minimum compliance specification to industry-specific queries, which means customers can hit the ground running on the first day of the contract. Vehicles that already have semi-cap on can be further upgraded to ensure they meet changing requirements and are capable of carrying out tasks.
The range of options and flexibility available means that focus and finances can be redirected to other parts of the business, as Northgate takes away the headache and provides peace of mind.
High end does not need to mean high cost – flexible long-term van rental and leasing can provide transparency over costs and delivery and help to ensure that customer demands are met.
Contact Northgate to find out about flexible and long-term van rental and leasing today.